Justice Altamas Kabir to assume office of CJI tomorrow

      Justice Altamas Kabir will assume the charge of the Chief Justice of India here on Saturday. President Pranab Mukherjee will administer the oath of office to the new Chief Justice of India at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Born on July 19, 1948 at Kolkata, Justice Kabir did his M.A. and LL.B. from University of Calcutta . He was enrolled at the Bar on August 1, 1973 and was made a permanent judge of Calcutta High Court on August 6, 1990. Justice Kabir assumed the office of acting Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court on January 11, 2005. He was elevated as Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court on March 1, 2005 and was made a judge of the Supreme Court of India on September 9, 2005. Justice Kabir was responsible for the computerization of the Calcutta High Court and the City Civil Court and other Courts in Kolkata. He was appointed as Executive Chairman of the National Legal Services Authority on January 14, 2010. Justice Kabir's term will continue till July 18, 2013.

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